petermc61 wrote:Hi Riffy
Really lovely, as usual. I look forward to hearing your various sketches.
Bits of it do remind me of SI Beag Si Mor by Turlough O'Carolan. I wouldn't worry too much though, he has been dead for 378 years!
It was my long-ago guitar teacher's rendition of Si Beag Si Mor that started me down the long nylon road. I knew that was the sound I wanted to make. Still working on it.
This clip does sound lovely.
So I'm learning a lot: there are differences among the Cordoba dual pickups. That may be why I was surprised by the blechiness of the GK model in the Guitar Conglomerate store; it didn't sound *anything* like what I had heard from an undersaddle/internal mic blender setup that I had heard on a friend's steel-string, one of the fancier Taylors. But this clip sounds roughly comparable to the setup in my friend's Taylor.
Like so many things in life, "It depends what the definition of [sounding good] is." If [sounding good] means sounding good playing the Chaconne in a concert hall or recording studio, obviously never gonna happen with any internal pickup. But if [sounding good] means sounding good accompanying oneself on "Time in a Bottle" in a busy bar and grill, then this clip sounds really good.